HTC One M8 Review

HTC One M8 is one of the more popular HTC phones to have hit the mobile market in the recent past. It was released in March 2014 and continues to enjoy popularity among its users.

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Display

The HTC One M8 has an attractive design and display. It possesses an LCD3 capacitive touch screen which has a variety of 16M colors. The size of the display is about 5 inches which fits into the family of modern smart phones which are bigger with the release of new flagships. The 1080 by 1920 pixel display on the phone is a winner as it gives the users clear display of messages, games, apps and videos among other things.

Specifications

The phone has an expandable memory through a MicroSD slot. Expandable memory of up to 128 GB is an option for those who would like to store more things in their phone but do not find the 16 or 32 GB variants enough.  The primary camera is 4 MP while the secondary one is 5 MP. This is a disappointment for those who prefer higher resolution and photography options on their phone. This lower resolution is disappointing considering the earlier Desire versions of the HTC had up to as much as 13 MP cameras.  The phone also uses a nano SIM.

The HTC One M8 has a loudspeaker option although the quality of sound leaves little to be admired as the sound increases. The loudspeaker is best used in medium or low volume. The phone has a 3.5 mm jack and has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as GPS. This makes sharing of files easy between different devices. Unlike some of its predecessors, it also has an infrared port.

Entertainment

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The HTC One M8 runs on Android OS, V4.4.2 thus supports android store applications. This provides buyers with the option to get the applications they would like on their phone. It also has some inbuilt apps such as the dot view which allows you to answer and make calls on the home screen through a special case designed specifically for this function. The dot view can be customized according to different holidays and a number of other user preferences such as wallpaper type.

The phone has a USB port, radio and has WAV ringtone and MP3 support as well as HDR and video sound record for those who are more interested in music and videos on the phones. The camera is a disappointment in areas of extremely low or high sunlight.

Battery Life

The battery life of the HTC One M8 stands at 14 and 20 hours talk time on 2G and 3G respectively. For stand-by the battery life is 217 hours and 496 hours for 2G and 3G respectively. The fast charging battery also has about 60% charging in about thirty minutes.

Buying the HTC One M8 will only cost about $215 on Amazon for the 32GB version. This is a good price for the modern version of the HTC. One can get a cheaper price on Amazon or eBay for a used model.